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Chastings 15 Mar 11 - 06:32 PM
Leadfingers 15 Mar 11 - 06:49 PM
Chastings 15 Mar 11 - 06:52 PM
Naemanson 15 Mar 11 - 06:57 PM
Bill D 15 Mar 11 - 07:44 PM
Leadfingers 15 Mar 11 - 08:47 PM
Bert 15 Mar 11 - 10:58 PM
Naemanson 16 Mar 11 - 12:10 AM
Dave Hanson 16 Mar 11 - 05:02 AM
Sugwash 16 Mar 11 - 05:27 AM
Acorn4 16 Mar 11 - 09:55 AM
Chastings 16 Mar 11 - 11:32 AM
Chastings 16 Mar 11 - 11:35 AM
CupOfTea 16 Mar 11 - 03:42 PM
Joe_F 16 Mar 11 - 06:35 PM
GUEST,Snuffy on someone else's laptop 16 Mar 11 - 06:52 PM
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Subject: Comic Songs
From: Chastings
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 06:32 PM

Having trouble finding some good comic songs, particularly Scottish ones. Anyone have any side-splitting suggestions?! I once heard one in a session about a 'One-legged Ceilidh Queen', but have't heard it since or seen it anywhere on the net. Does anyone know it?

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 06:49 PM

Scottish comic songs are not exactly scarce - From Harry Lauder on wards , there are far too many to list ! Or are you looking for Free stuff ??


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Chastings
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 06:52 PM

Just looking for really humourous ones! Haven't went down the Harry Lauder and co route yet to be honest...


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Naemanson
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 06:57 PM

Most of the ones I know are English:

Mary Mack (English music hall)
The Night Pat Murphy Died
The Sick Note

and some modern songs like Artisan's Mabel.


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 07:44 PM

Look up Eric Bogle...

and things like "The Jelly Piece Song"..which is VERY Scottish...


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Leadfingers
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 08:47 PM

Jelly Piece is Mat McGinn , who's is well worth looking into , as is Watt Nicholl and Adam McNaughton


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Bert
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 10:58 PM

Manura Manyah


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Naemanson
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 12:10 AM

Oh yes, Bogle's Little Gomez and Moggie are very funny but don't play well with animal lovers.

There's Being A Pirate which runs down the list of body parts you can lose to the profession.


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 05:02 AM

Try Adam McNaughton's ' Oor Hamlet ' Shakespeares play condensed into an extremely funny song, recorded by both Adam and Martin Carthy.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Sugwash
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 05:27 AM

Watt Nicoll's 'Ballad of the Bog'.

Andy Sugden


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Acorn4
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 09:55 AM

Try investigating the songs of Robin Laing - some real gems, one about an inflatable doll the name of which I can't remember.


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Chastings
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 11:32 AM

Thanks all. Do you know where I can find 'Being a Pirate'?


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Chastings
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 11:35 AM

Never mind, just found it: 'You can't be a pirate' by Don Freed.


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: CupOfTea
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 03:42 PM

For Scottish, I also endorse Eric Bogle's warped sense of humor. Ed Miller, a Scot living in Austin, Texas, has done a number of comic songs in his extensive repertoire. His Lowlander album has an Adam McNaughton song "Cholesterol" and one about the nuttiness that can happen "At the Games" (Highland games) by George McGregor.

David Jones with Tom Goslin have a wonderful album of Brit. Music hall comedy songs called Songs of Exquisite Taste that includes such gems as "Body in the Bag" and "Right Said Fred" For other British humor, check out the parodies written by Les Barker and performed by a cadre of incredible musicians (Like Martin Carthy doing "Hard Cheeses of Old England" )

For Irish comedy, Robbie O'Connell (the Clancy nephew) has a whole album: Humorous Songs - Live with some of the very funny songs he's written himself: "Sister Josephine" and "You're not Irish"

Both the Jones and O'Connell albums have versions of " The Sick Note/Dear Boss/Why Paddy's not at work today."

Should you go even farther astray from Scotland, have a gander at the work of Lou & Peter Berryman - there are enough crazywittywildlycomic songs there to suit anyone. While some of 'em are very American, and not a few specifically Wisconsin oriented, their output is ENORMOUS & their "A chat with your mother" (F-word song) was once the most requested song at SingOut magazine.

There's many a fine recitation good for comedy, particularly ones with audience participation choruses.

Now it's time to do the hard part - learning the material

Joanne in Cleveland (known to do intentionally funny songs now and then)


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 06:35 PM

The following songs in the University of St Andrews Students' Union Song Book are arguably Scottish & comic:

As Through the Street
Bejants' Chorus
Andrew John Macrae
Massacre of Macpherson
Presbyterian Cat
Duncan Gray
Wee Town Clerk (= The Keich in the Creel)
Wee Cooper o' Fife
Three Craws
The Pawky Duke
The Lum Hat
Nicky Tams


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: GUEST,Snuffy on someone else's laptop
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 06:52 PM

BELLE'S BONNIE BOGIE


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 03:51 AM

@ Leadfingers -- "Jeely Piece Song", believed by many Scots to be traditional is, quite defintely by Adam McNaughtan.
@ Snuffy -- couldn't access your blue clicky, but the same Mr. McNaughtan is also responsible for a parody of "Bogie's Bonnie Belle", by the same title as you give.
Presumably proof that a song that appeals spreads so fast that any attribution gets lost?


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Subject: RE: Comic Songs
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 08:22 AM

I'm surprised that no-one's made more mention of Matt McGinn - I know his name's cropped up a couple of times, but there's a whole list of McGinn songs that would qualify:

Three Nights and a Sunday
IOU
Dundee Ghost
Foreman O'Rourke
Fitba Referee
Gallowgate Calypso
I'm Looking For a Job
Red Yo-yo
Two Foot Tall

And a gem of a song from John Eaglesham

Inveroran


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